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We found 8 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Rajpal's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rajpal has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell practices pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell's clinical interests include glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kidwell is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kidwell honors. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Kidwell performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kidwell is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb is a pediatric ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Loeb a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeb honors. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Loeb's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Loeb is conversant in French. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is especially interested in glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Friedman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Snyder's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Snyder trained at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kasper include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Kasper attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lance Bernstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Bernstein has a special interest in glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Silver Spring, MD and Baltimore, MD. Dr. Bryant's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bryant studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.